ab acia et acu

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab (from) + acia (aciā), the ablative singular of acia (thread), + et (and) + acū, the ablative singular of acus (needle). Literally “from thread and needle”.

Idiom[edit]

ab aciā et acū

  1. (idiomatic) in great detail
    • c. 27 CE – 66 CE, Petronius, Satyricon 76
      Hic mihi dixit etiam ea, quae oblitus eram; ab acia et acu mi omnia euit; intestinas meas noverat; tantum quod mihi non dixerat, quid pridie cenaveram.